Data on Participation in Academic Civic Engagement Courses
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Civic Engagement Module
This report is available on the Institutional Research & Evaluation (IR&E) website. St. Olaf included this special component in the 2013 survey of students about their levels of engagement across their academic and co-curricular experiences. Link to the page, Institutional Reports by Outcome or Topic, and scroll down to locate the “NSSE 2013 Civic Engagement Module” under the heading, Reports supporting current projects or initiatives.
Bringing Theory to Practice Grant, 2011
St. Olaf received a Bringing Theory to Practice grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities to assess and strengthen academic civic engagement at St. Olaf. The grant supported a learning community that consisted of eight faculty and Nate Jacobi (former Associate Director for Civic Engagement) in developing and enhancing academic civic engagement (ACE) courses, assessing the impact of ACE courses on student learning (especially civic and vocational development) and exploring opportunities for St. Olaf to strengthen and expand academic civic engagement.
Narrative Summary of Assessment Results
Faculty Survey on ACE and Community-based Teaching
87 responses; administered February 2011
ACE Student Survey Report: Executive Summary
239 out of 264 student responses from 14 ACE courses offered during 2010-11
ACE Student Interviews
Authored by team of six students in a Qualitative Research Methods course (SOAN 373) after conducting interviews with 41 students who had taken ACE courses in previous semesters.
ACE Civic Engagement Inventory
- Final Civic Engagement Executive Summary (PDF)
- Final Civic Engagement Full Inventory Document (Google Doc)
- Final Civic Engagement Full Inventory Document (PDF)